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Touch of Evil Movie Review Summary

Actors: Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Akim Tamiroff

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Touch of Evil

TOUCH OF EVIL was directed in 1958 by Orson Welles. The action takes place at the american-mexican border. Charlton Heston is an important mexican police officer who has just married the blonde Janet Leigh. He gets involved, as a witness, in a murder case conducted by long-time police officer Hank Quinlan played by Orson Welles. But things are not as simple as they seem to be.

A masterpiece and a classic.

This report prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Script Analysis of Touch of Evil

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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad    -   drug dealers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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